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NREL’s Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (DER-CF) can be applied to a variety of renewable energy systems and buildouts, including inspection of the cybersecurity of PV arrays at federal facilities and entire utility-scale hydropower plants.

Check out the case studies below for a glimpse of what’s possible with DER-CF.

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NREL Provides Technical Assistance to Utilities Around the World Using DER-CF

NREL and USAID developed the Power Sector Cybersecurity Building Blocks framework to help utilities implement a balanced cybersecurity program. Through this effort, NREL provides technical assistance to utilities using DER-CF.

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Extension of DER-CF Tool Allows Hydropower Operators to Assess Risks and Make Informed Cybersecurity Investments

NREL and Argonne National Laboratory developed a hydropower-specific spin-off of the DER-CF, which provides sites with a comprehensive evaluation of their cybersecurity risks and recommended actions for improvement.

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NREL's Cyber Range Offers Eagle-Eye View of Federal Energy Asset Security

New Cybersecurity Tool Simplifies Site Evaluations

NREL Tool Provides Cybersecurity and Savings for Hydropower Plants